Miracle in the Fens: Aldeburgh keeps on growing

Miracle in the Fens: Aldeburgh keeps on growing


norman lebrecht

August 11, 2021

The Aldeburgh Festival has added an extra week in 2022, covering the entire month of June.

Roger Wright, Chief Executive, Britten Pears Arts said, ‘We are delighted to announce the dates for
Aldeburgh Festival 2022 and that it will be extended to be a week longer than usual. Britten and Pears’ vision of supporting the best emerging young artists remains central to our mission and part of this longer Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme. It offers the chance to showcase the wide range of brilliant young artists working with us in our new year-round model. Aldeburgh Festival is renowned for its prolific commissioning of new works – and 2022 will be no exception – including the much-anticipated world premiere of Violet by playwright Alice Birch and composer Tom Coult. We are looking forward to it immensely.’



  • fragende frau says:

    Excellent news but not surprising. Roger Wright and his colleagues at Britten Pears Arts have done an outstanding job over the past 15 months, especially in summer 2020, keeping live performances alive! We feel so fortunate to have had access to such wonderful music when travel further afield has been tricky. Great programme this summer, too.

    [BTW The Fens don’t stretch as far east as Aldeburgh].

  • Andrew Mildinhall says:

    Why does the headline link Aldeburgh with the Fens. They are nowhere near each other. Aldeburgh is a good 70 miles from Fenland.